Category Archives: Mississippi Litigation Review

Defense Verdict in Jackson Federal Court Slip-and-Fall Trial

On August 15, 2014 a Jackson federal court jury rendered a defense verdict in Chatham v. Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc. Here is the Complaint. The Complaint alleges that Ms. Chatham was a business invitee at the Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant located in Meridian, Mississippi. While in the restaurant, Ms. Chatham alleges that employees of the restaurant wiped food from […]

August Miss. Jury Verdict Reporter Preview

Here is a preview of the verdicts detailed in the August issue of the Mississippi Jury Verdict Reporter: $40,000 verdict-  Neshoba County premises liability case discussed here (6/30/14); $6,719, $6,784 verdicts- Harrison County car wreck case (7/23/14); $5,000 verdict [minus 50% comparative fault]- Tate County car wreck case (7/1/14); defense verdict- Hinds County premises liability case […]

Lawyers Roll in Stupid Country

Judge Primeaux has been lighting it up lately on his blog, including this post Friday on stupidity. Here is my favorite part of the post: While we’re on the topic, it’s important to distinguish between ignorance and stupidity. Knowledge cures ignorance; knowledge is irrelevant to the stupid. Many of us make the mistake of wasting […]

Book Review: Justice for Ella, by Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson’s Justice for Ella is a story about a courageous battle against white supremacy in 1959 Mississippi. It’s an irresistible feel good story that would make an entertaining movie. The book’s leading characters are Ella Gaston and Jewell McMahan of Hattiesburg. Ella is black. Jewell is white. While visiting family in Noxubee County, Ella […]

Remember When Checking the Mail Was a Big Deal?

The practice of law has changed a lot in the 21 years I have been doing it. One area that has changed a lot–particularly in the last 10 years–is the importance of checking the mail. When I started practicing, checking the mail was more important that the telephones working. I would say it was more […]

Miss. CLE Deadline is Next Week

With not a lot interesting happening on the Mississippi legal front this week, I remind Mississippi attorneys that the deadline for obtaining 12 hours of continuing legal education for this year is July 31. Like many attorneys, I find myself scrambling this year to get my hours by the deadline. So I will be attending […]